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Galway Talks With Keith Finnegan Thursday 23rd June 2022
Livestock Music Festival

Livestock Music Festival

June 22, 2022

Final preparations are underway at a quiet little farm in East Galway for what’s hoped will become one of the most exciting events west of the Shannon this year. Livestock Music Festival will take place on the 1st and 2nd of July at Liskelly Farm, just outside the village of Aughrim.

Organised by local farmer Cormac Jennings and his wife Sharon Sweeney, 35 music acts will perform at the event which aims to provide a platform to support local and national independent artists. Yesterday Sally-Ann Barrett took a trip out to Aughrim to meet Cormac and Sharon and find out a little bit more about Livestock at Liskelly Farm.

More info on music acts and workshops/ tickets available at www.livestockfestivalgalway.com They are also looking for volunteers to help out with the event- see the website. Camping is free at the event but must be booked - there is a separate campsite for families. No alcohol will be on sale at the site (People can bring their own but no glass is allowed on site)  

Galway Talks with Keith Finnegan (Wednesday, 22nd June 2022)

Galway Talks with Keith Finnegan (Wednesday, 22nd June 2022)

June 22, 2022

Galway Talks with Keith Finnegan (Wednesday, 22nd June 2022)

Galway Talks with Keith Finnegan Tuesday 21st June 2022

Galway Talks with Keith Finnegan Tuesday 21st June 2022

June 21, 2022

Today on the show:

What happens when a truck driver from Connemara and the Irish American community come together? The result is an aid convoy to Eastern Ukraine to get much needed food and supplies to people in the war torn eastern region of the country. Dermot Laffey from Clifden had just returned from Ukraine and he joined Keith this morning to tell him about these aid efforts.

Galway County Council, in conjunction with Galway City Council is now inviting the residents of the local area, members of the public and other interested parties to participate in a non-statutory public consultation on the Route Corridor Options for the Galway to Oughterard Greenway project.  This round of consultation will remain open until Friday 15th July 2022.  The project is currently within Phase 2: Options Selection, which involves looking at the alternative options in order to determine a Preferred Option. Derek Pender, Director of Services, Infrastructure and Operations Unit, Galway County Council spoke to Keith this morning.

Imagine travelling to the US to undertake a 28.5 miles (48.5 kilometres) swim around Manhattan Island. That’s exactly what Derrydonnell man, Fergal Madden did at the end of last week and he joined Keith in studio to tell the story of the Manhattan 20 Bridges Swim. Fergal Madden is the Chairman of the Atlantic Masters Swimming Club in Galway. Fergal had to swim around Manhattan over a distance of twenty eight miles and his time was well inside the standard ten hours it takes to complete, he did it in 8 hours and 55 minutes. Fergal has already swam The Channel and he will now attempt to complete the Triple Crown of open water challenges with the Catalina swim in Los Angeles, CA. 

Galway Talks with Keith Finnegan Monday 20th June 2022

Galway Talks with Keith Finnegan Monday 20th June 2022

June 20, 2022

Today on the show:

Our new County Development plan officially comes into effect. This has been the culmination of over 2 years of deliberations. Those applicants whose family home are in villages, with no Local Area Plan, with no public services, are deemed eligible for housing need. Examples of this are the villages of Clarinbridge, Ballinderreen, Ardrahan. To build on a restricted Regional road, you now must demonstrate it is family lands, rather than previous, on the “family farm”. We have not included any limit to the number of one-off houses, the Draft recommendation was 911. Proposals for back land development will be considered. Cllr Joe Byrne and Cllr Alistair McKinstryspoke to Keith.

Last Friday saw the election of both the new Galway City Mayor and the Cathaoirleach of Galway County Council. So with new faces at the top table, what are they hoping to achieve in their new roles? Mayor Clodagh Higgins and Cllr Mogie Maher spoke to Keith.

The build up to this year’s Galway International Arts Festival is well and truly underway. Today sees another step taken as this morning the festival box office officially opened. Paul Fahy Artistic Director of GIAF and John Crumlish CEO of GIAF spoke to Keith.

Galway Talks With Keith Finnegan Friday 17th June 2022

Galway Talks With Keith Finnegan Friday 17th June 2022

June 17, 2022

On the show today:

Galway Talks Listener Says Galway City Council Needs A Wake Up Call When It Comes to the State of the City.

Sinéad O’Connor cancels upcoming live performance at Galway International Arts Festival.

Parking At The Long Walk- Why Drivers Are Confused 

And

Is it time to bring back the Wavemakers to Galway? 

Galway Talks With Keith Finnegan Thursday 16th June 2022

Galway Talks With Keith Finnegan Thursday 16th June 2022

June 16, 2022

On the show today:

As the number of people facing energy poverty increases, e hear from Galway S Vincent de Paul on what help is available for those who are struggling

 On Tuesday’s programme we brought you the story of a young mother who found herself left waiting overnight to have a clamp released from her car in Salthill.  Her story struck a chord with many of you and we brought you an update this morning.

The story of one Galway carer who has played the role of family carer before deciding to pursue caring in a professional capacity. 

 We hear about Galway Bay FM’s new farming programme Country Life which begins next Tuesday at 7pm with presenter Keith Fahy

Galway Talks with Keith Finnegan Wednesday 15th June 2022

Galway Talks with Keith Finnegan Wednesday 15th June 2022

June 15, 2022

Today on the show:

Are hotels price gouging when it comes to room rates? Hoteliers have hit back at allegations of price-gouging and rip-off rates, following claims that some of them are using a strong rebound in demand to raise prices. Paul Gallagher, Former Chairman of the IHF and Manager of Buswell's Hotel Dublin spoke to Keith.

Can businesses afford a new living wage- Can workers afford to live without it? Kenny Deery, CEO Galway Chamber of Commerce and Mary Mullin, SIPTU Organiser Galway, spoke to Keith.

A Galway Irish Dancing school has a great story to tell this morning. We have recently been informed that the Celine Hession School of Dance is now having visits from none other than Olympic Gold Boxing Medalist Kellie Harrington. Jennifer Fahy Ainsworth who is a parent with 2 children in the school of dance and Gemma Carney, Celine Hession’s daughter who now runs the school, spoke to Keith.

Galway Talks With Keith Finnegan Tuesday 14th June 2022

Galway Talks With Keith Finnegan Tuesday 14th June 2022

June 14, 2022

On the show today: 

Galway Talks Listener Highlights Response To Clamping Incident In Salthill.

Why further discussions are needed on Active Travel Plans for Renmore.

What's on offer at Galway City Museum this summer?

And Ultan Conlon joins us live in studio for a chat and some songs.

 

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